Cloudy with sunny spells: Blogging as an enterprise

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 8.00pm HKT


12.27pm local time, 23°C 73°F, 85% humidity, cloudy with sunny spells

IN an idle moment of bathroom curiosity, I’ve been thinking what the free blog platforms like should be doing as a business, considering Medium’s recent developments earlier this year.

I know, right? It isn’t the kind of thing I’m known for writing about here.

I never got round to writing this until now.

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Ultimate purpose of our lives

Wednesday 26 July 2017, 7.00am HKT


WHY are we born? What is the ultimate purpose of our lives? How can we know purpose of our life? Why are we born?

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I put a question back to you for consideration:—

  • Why do you need to know the purpose of life and why you’re born?

In short, does knowing or not knowing make any difference to your life right now and a couple of years from now?

And here’s another trenchant one:—

  • What makes you think you or anyone else knows this ‘purpose’?

Indeed, how could we be sure the reason given to you is any more objective or subjective than anything you could come up with by yourself?

Here’s the real answer to the question:—

  • The purpose of life is one that YOU get to discover for YOURSELF.

We all live in our own individual spiritual universe. And that universe comes to an end when we die. The afterlife is unknown.

We discover our purpose in life by living life itself, making the most of our finite time on the Earth.

So far from what humanity has seen and experienced about life, it is better to treat Life as a mystery to be lived in rather than a set of problems to live through.

Higher-order philosophical questions have their worth and place in life. But also realise the old saying:— A place for everything and everything in its place.

Knowing the purpose of Life is different from knowing your own purpose in life.

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‘Conflicted’ doesn’t even begin to describe

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 8.00pm HKT


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GOT to hand it to some people, honestly speaking.

Read this Internet tosh:—

Why do I feel so much envy and pain when I hear about male students sleeping with their female teachers?

The amount of pain and envy I feel afterwards knows no bounds. I am so angry and frustrated that this didn’t happen to me, even though I know it would have been really harmful psychologically and the teacher having committed a despicable and immoral act. What are your theories on this?

Wut the eff did I just read?

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Is doublethink actually possible?

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 8.00pm HKT


IS doublethink as portrayed in George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty Four” actually possible?

You and I and everybody else practise doublethink every day without noticing.

In everyday life, we call it compartmentalisation.

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Ming vase blue

Tuesday 20 June 2017, 8.00pm HKT


WHICH colour ink do I prefer to write in?

I absolutely prefer to write in blue.

The funny thing is many people say my handwriting looks wonderful in black, which is not my preference but I have nothing against it.

It’s blue, but looks too dark because of my potato-quality phone camera

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Americans make for a lonely lot

Tuesday 13 June 2017, 8.00pm HKT


AMERICANS leave their parents’ house when they become adults. Even their divorce rates are relatively higher than anywhere else. Doesn’t that make Americans a lonely bunch?


Well done for spotting this.

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